“EH, Evolutionary Building” Prototype Housing at Solomeo by R. Piano & P. Rice Engineers and Architects with Gruppo Isovibro Perugia: Architectural Study and Guidelines for Conservation and Reuse

Authors

  • Carlo Nozza USI–Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/54.A.TBB9DHOC

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The prototype “EH, evolutionary building” at Solomeo by the design team Piano & Rice Engineers and Architects Vibrocemento Perugia s.p.a. is an example of the experimental design of residential buildings for emergency situations and represents a crucial phase of transition from traditional prefabrication to open prefabrication. Built on the basis of the project prepared for the competition held following the disastrous 1976 earthquake in Friuli, many of the ideas tested in the prototype were later used to construct the RIGO housing estate at Corciano. The text describes the architectural study and guidelines for the protection and reuse of this significant modernist building, today abandoned.

How to Cite

Nozza, C. (2016). “EH, Evolutionary Building” Prototype Housing at Solomeo by R. Piano & P. Rice Engineers and Architects with Gruppo Isovibro Perugia: Architectural Study and Guidelines for Conservation and Reuse. Docomomo Journal, (54), 36–43. https://doi.org/10.52200/54.A.TBB9DHOC

Published

2016-04-01

Author Biography

Carlo Nozza, USI–Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio

(b. 1968, Italy). After graduating in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano he worked from 1998 to 2004 at the studio of the architect E. Souto de Moura, in Portugal. From 2005 to 2011, he has been adjunct professor of architectural design at Politecnico di Milano, and from 2012 he is teaching assistant at USI–Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, where he is researching building design and construction.

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